Humanities and Social Sciences

Special Issue

Contemporary Challenges to Protect Cultural Heritage Nationally and Internationally

  • Submission Deadline: 30 April 2024
  • Status: Submission Closed
  • Lead Guest Editor: Mohamed Djelloul Zaadi
About This Special Issue
The history of individuals, and the achievements and victories they have achieved, are among the most important pillars on which societies are based, so most of them pay special attention to protecting and transmitting them from generation to generation, so that they represent indicators that individuals can refer to and infer from in order to preserve and verify their identity.
Most specialists in the field of cultural heritage agree on that protecting it has become a difficult challenge for the international community, in light of the multiplicity of risks that have become besetting its various components. In this regard, it sheds light on the phenomenon of globalization, which removed the borders between all countries, and exposed the heritage of some of them to extinction as a result of the influence of individuals on some cultures at the expense of those to which they belong by their nationality.
The fait accompli prompted the members of the international community to redouble their efforts to surround tangible and intangible cultural property with adequate protection, especially by adopting an integrated legal arsenal that takes into account the characteristics of this property, the situations that may be exposed to it, and the risks that threaten it, in addition to organizing institutions that works to protect them like museums, these last are subjected to strict rules in the process of preserving, storing, and displaying them in a way that guarantees their sustainability, and their transmission from one generation to the next in the best possible condition.

The first topic: protection of cultural heritage

  1. Protection of cultural heritage in international law
  2. National protection of cultural heritage

The second topic: Difficulties in protecting cultural heritage

  1. Threats to cultural heritage
  2. Legal obstacles
  3. The status of cultural heritage in national legislation

The third topic: technology at the service of cultural heritage

  1. The role of technology in the cultural heritage preservation
  2. Globalization as a factor in the vanishing of intangible cultural heritage

The fourth topic: the role of museums in protecting cultural heritage

  1. The ICOM Charter as a legal basis for regulating the work of museums around the world
  2. Successful models in the museum management of museum collections

The Fifth topic: Institutional protection of cultural heritage

  1. The role of international and regional organizations in protecting cultural heritage
  2. The role of associations in preserving the local cultural heritage
  3. The role of the international judiciary in protecting cultural heritage
Lead Guest Editor
  • Mohamed Djelloul Zaadi

    Faculty of Law and Political Sciences, Akli M’hand University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, Algeria

Guest Editors
  • Nora Nechab

    Department of Art History and Museology, Heritage Conservation Center of Montréal, Montréal, Canada

  • Hadjira Tamelikecht

    Department of Archeology, University of Algiers, Algiers, Algeria

  • Zohra Mahdjoubi

    Department of Archeology, University of Algiers, Algiers, Algeria

  • Lyakout Arar

    Faculty of Law and Political Sciences, Akli M’hand High School University-Bouira, Bouira, Algeria

  • Samia Benkouider

    Department of Archeology, University of Algiers, Algiers, Algeria

  • Issam Iyrot

    Department of Vocational and Technical Education, Nablus University for Vocational and Technical Education, Nablus, Palestine